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sacrifice and longing and steadfast love because time and again, they swallowed their fears and doubts and did what was hard. so today, when the challenges we face start to seem overwhelming or even impossible, let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation. it is who we are as americans. it is how this country was built. and if our parents and grandparents could toil and struggle for us, if they could raise beams of steel to the sky, send a man to the moon, connection the world with a touch of a button, then, surely,
we can keep on sacrificing and building for our own kids and grandkid, right? and if so many brave men and women can wear our country's uniform and sacrifice their lives for our most fundamental right, then, surely, we can do our part as citizens of this great democracy to exercise those rights. surely, we can get to the polls on election day and make our voices heard. if farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire, if immigrants could leave behind everything they knew for better life on our shores. if women could be dragged to
jail for seeking a vote. if a generation could define greatness for all time. if a young preacher could live us to the mountaintop with his righteous dream and a proud american can be who they are, and boldly stand at the altar with who they love, then, surely, surely, we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great american dream. because in the end, in the end, more than anything else, that is the story of this country. the story of unwavering hope rounded in unyielding struggle. that is what has made my story
and barack's story and so many other american stories possible. and let me tell you something, i say all of this tonight, not just as first lady, no. not just as a wife. you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. my daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. but let me tell you today, i have none of those worries from four years ago. no. not about whether barack and i were doing what was best for our girls, because today, i know from experience that if i truly want to leave a better world for my daughters and for all of our sons and daughters, if we want to give all of our children a
foundation for their dreams an opportunity worthy of their promise, if we want to give them that sense of limitless possibilities, their belief that here in america there is always something better out there, if you're willing to work for it then we must work like never before. and we must once again come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great current forward. my husband, our president, barack obama. thank you, god bless you. god bless america. >> and addressing this giant and enthusiastic crowd, first lady michelle obama saying the
presidency reveals who you really are. i want to show you a photo that was tweed out earlier. can you take a look at it. it's coming up right here. there it is. the president and their two daughters. 14-year-old malia and 11-year-old sasha watching from the white house. >> a week ago, michelle obama taking off on the theme of love. saying she loves him more than she did four years ago, and 23 years ago, watching him. as you said, revealed, and tying it to what he is doing as president. also, talking about his love for the american people and what they've learned from the american people. clearly, cokie roberts down on the floor, this is a speech designed to rally the faithful and it did in this hall. >> it certainly did. the signs of we love michelle. but also, she did something important in terms of humanizing as ann romney. a lot of presidents try to
portray him as different. she said he was raised just like me. as she painted a portrait of our own childhood as being so very normal. but also this whole question we're not in it alone. that's the way they're making the contrast here. much of the contrast of mitt romney without his name being said. you can hear the crowd and she did a spectacular job in bringing it home. showing the president is a caring person, he's concerned about the people and going to still have hope and change. and we have to hope for that to happen. >> cokie, thanks so much. that seems to be the theme of the evening, with the keynote and with mrs. obama saying we're not in this alone. we do it together. and, of course, we will be back all week along here at the democratic national convention. i want to remind everybody, terry moran will be here later with a special edition of
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 0 -- on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tothe first lady's message democrats exactly eight weeks voters had to the polls. obama took center ago, at thes democratic national convention in charlotte. the message target her husband's the workhments and n all left if he is give second term. peterson and scott thuman ve more.l
did she connect with the voters? she connect with this audience? >> if democrats were hoping to style andthing off in d energy theysm an wanted, they certainly least that. at in the speech, the firstly discussed her misgivings glassmoving into the the white house, now she is clearly anxious finish the job she and her husband had started. the president is a cool not show his hand often, does not show you a look of the men inside. obama talkingle about her husband's love for her daughter's. everyone -- he is the same were firstr girls checked would anxiously minutes to every few sure they were still breathing. proudly showing them off to everyone we knew. that is the man who sits down me and our girls for dinner
night, patiently answering questions about issues the news, strategizing about middle school french ships. -- friendships. that is the man i see in those moments, late at night, over his desk, poring letters people have sent him. the first lady's approval herngs are higher than husband's. of why.an example what was noticeably absent, fooled, was the name mitt romney. we never heard his name mentioned. she only used the word republican ones. read between the lines very in this speech -- the has continued to try to concept that mitt to wealthy, too much to be in privilege, touch with the comment man, the class, the everyday person. she takes that picture, that
e obamas are the people who have been through the tribulations and come from humble origins to relate to voters there are still trying to grab. you see, even back then, when was a senator and presidential candidate, to me he still the guy who would pick me up for air dates in a car was so rusted out -- i could actually see the pavement a hole in the passenger side door. thiss the guy whose hesession was a coffee table found in a dumpster. his only pair of decent shoes a hat size too small. >> that is very much a line separating the two men without saying the named romney. no mention about houses or or anything. by the way, there was a keynote by the member -- mayor
of san antonio, julian castro. we like to talk about the obama.eech by barack a lot of people believe that we -- years from now, we remember that 22 of julien castor. tomorrow the clinton will be here. >> delegates, especially from areinia -- one thing you looking forward to, they said, speech barack obama. they all said bill clinton. they have patched up their here.e will be >> back to you guess. as far as we are concerned, are our big dog. stay with abc 7 news for coverage of the national convention. gordon and scott will have every from the democratic national convention. e both of them there. the center of attention this week. the romney campaign remains on the road.
vice presidential candidate paul states,ited to swing with voters in ohio and iowa. well speaking at a community college, he took aim at the administration after we that the national debt eclipsed the 16 dar trillion mark. ryan called this the worst broken promise of president obama. chris -- president obama can say a lot of things. that.good at when things he cannot tell you, he cannot tell you you are off.r ryan said his record -- that obama, is worse than jimmy carter. >> in other news closer to home, on storm watch as we keep stormson a set of overnight. conditions outside are a little unsettled. bob ryan is tracking the situation. ?ow does it look r that willthe summe not end. with the heat and humidity, been some showers, some rumbles of thunder. look of the temperature now here
furniture weather center. 82 degrees. our average height is 84. we were close to 90. folks out in the 90's -- out to the west, it is only in the 70's. you leftover showers. if you may yet come through, heading into west virginia. back to work and back to school in the morning mahdi,-- muggy, 78 degrees. temperatures will be in the mid 80's during recess. a little bit right -- a bit of a break -- i will p.e you coming u 11:00, a local family's are right. three years after a grandmother killed in a were drunk driving accident rate for the driver responsible was leaving a jimmy buffett concert. the family and advocates against take actiong who drink and get behind the wheel.
there are pricking message. -- they're heartbreaking message. n drivers toed o before drinking and driving 32 of their loved ones from wheret distance standing. to keep your hand upon this family. they gathered at this manassas intersection. ago to the day, an storm shattered a family. ♪ andll i ask of my family drinks is please not to and drive. >> september 4, 2009, william was driving home from a concert. the 26-year-old was drunk. his blood are callable was your 0.13. carrying fourr members. landed on ae boulder. heard him cry and scream. 1 driver and her 12-year-old
but her 60-year- mother and her 2-year-old son, jonathan, was killed. had arehe dreams i once destroyed and taken from the. the torment of loss sits beside injustice. the driver served -- pleaded to involuntary manslaughter and was released ago.prison several months he has his life back and i do not. the memories she will never motherwith her son and the day she lost everything. her on at the day she lost everything. she tells me that today would her son of jonathan's day in kindergarten. she said she was -- he was so excited about going to school picked out a before the crash. lived in manassas, jay korff, abc 7 news. coming up, honoring an american hero.
>> new information on a story we first broke. heldinvolves a local man derecho during the now accused of sex from a underage girl in montgomery county. new twist in this case tonight. afternoon, a montgomery judge lord nathan portnoy's bond. his sister says they expect him home tonight. two different versions of events a courtroom. he faces charges of kidnapping and soliciting sex minor, but back in july
was hailedr veteran hero for performing cpr on who had been the electrocuted the night of the storm. e teenager later died. i cannot get the look of his of my head. they said the charges did not with the man they saw in action. find somebody laying on a a power line -- dragging them out and calling 911. his first court lawyer told a montgomery county judge there any kidnapping or sexual misconduct. oldy say he met the 12-year- a social meeting site and for three months she claims to be 21. on august 24, they met at a park near her bethesda home. wasnoy suspect she shedering -- younger than said. he suggested going out to -- a place fornk she would have to show in i.t.. the attorney says she got into her car until her
family called her and he took back home. y found a laundry list of items in his car, but say for most items the explanation. everything else was issued through the army or was a armyd people from the following his appointment in a iraq and kuwait. portnoyirl tells police pointed a gun at her. courts will have to sort it out -- a preliminary hearing is set for oct. 0. theonight, plans to honor neil armstrong in our area. the big apple story -- a alert and the invitation that has many saving the date. will be held in our
the moon during the apollo 11 mission. saturday.st was 82 years old. the potentially serious breach targeting apple product users. a group of hackers say the than 12 million id numbers linked to personal information. they say they have only released 1 million. they are used to identify iphone and ipad users. so far, they have left out data about a leak like a dundeed lead to theft. officialt out an to an iphone event next thursday. -- wednesday. is said it will unveil the iphone 5. believe it would have -- larger display, a faster processor, and a new design. is likely to be released to on september 21. this holiday season, the giant wal-mart has its fee to open a
layaway account from $15 down to $5. this is for farfalle with odors orders treated before october 31. was in response to on itsr feedback page.ok it all goes back to facebook these days. no christmas decorations out yet? >> surprisingly. >> the first thing next week. certainly does not feel tside. t get the below 80 degrees, then the christmas decorations. what a day to day. n on ending heat and humidity. the temperatures around. into the 80's still. outside, this is the way it has looked, with that heat and humidity. our high temperature reached almost 90 degrees. it is still 82 degrees outside
now. the high is 89 degrees. fear not, there is relief. you have to be patient. the average is ford -- in four the average is 72 degrees. you can see leftover showers. out. dying some of those left older -- around martinsburg may towards the blue ridge. couple around south of warren -- warrenton. by tomorrow, we might see it again. before you grumble about the had, almost 89 degrees, the bonding heat in the part of the country. oklahoma city was honored for degrees. to our north, around syracuse, temperatures in the mid 80's. look at the current temperatures midnight. towards not only that, but the dew point is humid. it is best humid in syracuse as
washington. this is not directly the leftover of isaac, but the thatphere and the area -- humidity will be around days before we finally get another weather change coming our way as we head towards the weekend. tomorrow, a wave in the atmosphere will come our way. that is why during the there is the risk of afternoon showers and thundershowers, especially of the blue ridge. these are these humid, mid-80's today and tomorrow evening. around 70 degrees -- still more is on tap for thursday. near 90, even though risk of a reduced thunderstorms. --ggy morning only into the mid
70's. it will be close to 90 degrees. there's a risk of afternoon thundershowers. more likely out toward the blue ridge. a bit of a break, but still hot thursday, with a temperature near 90 degrees. later in the week it shifts a bit, though with chances of -- showers. not quite as humid as it will be tomorrow. posted -- youou wjla.com., we have a couple of hot baseball teams. >> do we ever. what a night in baseball. moved it new york yankees aside. braves moved aside for the nats. what a night for the nationals. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel...
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that makes his six-one. about brian zimmerman, to center field. the final was 11-5. >> we are getting closer to the goal.te watch the scoreboard, keep piling runs on. let me tell them -- the losing ground. the rockies got them tonight. top of the fourth -- he takes it to center field. the nats pick up another game on atlanta with the 6-0 loss tonight. e -- the orioles have for firsthe yankees eague in the american east. spent toronto tonight, 12 on 16 hits. six guys had model hits. they are now tied for first place. the orioles and nationals -- the
i-95 series, is becoming .eality the redskins leave for new a few days. sunday they start the robert griffin you are in washington. in week one, the saints are called experts. of that is because the have a dominant running back. royster will start. alfred morris, the young guy, is card would love to be started. an honor for me to out there in my first game. my first real game as an nfl player. here,e hard work, to get starter would be a big accomplishment for me. the stakes are -- saints are heavily favored. season starts tomorrow night the giants and the cowboys. >> after 40 years of no